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Construction good - function so so
, December 23, 2009
This review is from: Omega J8003 Nutrition Center Single-Gear Commercial Masticating Juicer, White (Kitchen)
I just got this juicer after having only used centrifugal juicers. Actually did own a champion years ago, that I'd almost forgotten about. This does a better job if you are considering one of those and the construction is equivalent. I did a fair amount of reading and made my purchase based partly on price. After having used it several times to juice carrots/apples/cabbage, I can say it does a fair job. Cleanup is quite easy (easier than the screen on centrifugal). Issues - juice volume is not what I expected. There are longer auger juicers that reviews indicated did a better job (just they were another $50). I considered the vertical auger (omega 330 and hurom) and now wish I'd spent more for them. My biggest complaint about this is the small chute (although typical for these - green star/samson/and omega all seem to have a 1.5x1.5 chute). The small chute means ALOT of chopping ahead of time. The hurom/omega 330 has a larger chute hence the wish to have spent more and gotten one of them (btw - they are same, as you'd find if you research). So in summary - easy to clean - easy to assemble and understand - feeding chute too small - volume of juice could be better - construction quality looks good.
Update July 2013: I actually sent this unit back for a refund and purchased the vertical auger 330. I've used it for the last several years for making juice and I would still recommend it for juicing over the 800x. That said, I've also recent purchased a 8006 (minor differences to 8003 that can be read about elsewhere). Why? Because the I wanted to make nut butters and sorbets which the VRTs don't do (or very well at least). I've used the 8006 for juicing again, and still don't like cutting up produce (and yes I get organic carrots at don't come close to fitting in the chute). But I must admit, the 800x is much easier to clean since the screen is much smaller than the VRT machines.
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